|Rag Radio 10-27-2009 / Transportation, Growth & the Environment - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Transportation policy, growth and the environment, with a focus on Austin and Texas. Guests: •Dick Kallerman – Transportation chair, Austin chapter of the Sierra Club; Chairman, Save Our Springs Alliance of Austin. •Roger Baker – Environmental and transportation activist; Board member, SOS Alliance; a founder of ASPO-USA; and contributor to The Rag Blog. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Transportation, Environment, Growth, Planning, Austin, The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2011-01-07 -- Political Consultant and Progressive Blogger Glenn W. Smith - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Glenn W. Smith is a writer, blogger, activist, and political consultant. He is the creator of DogCanyon, a political and cultural website covering state, national, and global issues from a Texas perspective. Smith led Ann Richards’ successful 1990 campaign for governor of Texas and worked for former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby and U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen. In 2004, he authored the highly acclaimed book, "The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction." He was a political ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn W. Smith; Journalists; Bloggers; DogCanyon; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2012-07-13 - Peace Activist Jim Turpin on the "Myth of American Exceptionalism" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Peace Activist and writer Jim Turpin discusses issues related to his article, "The Myth of American Exceptionalism," published by The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com). Turpin points out that the United States is number one in the world in military spending with troop presence in over 150 countries; has record levels of hunger, poverty and unemployment; has seen the rise of an Orwellian national security state; and has experienced "obscene accumulation of wealth by a corporate plutocracy" -- wi...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jim Turpin; Thorne Dreyer; American Exceptionalism; Activists; Writers; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2010-12-03 / Environmentalist Bruce Melton on Climate Science and Global Warming - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bruce Melton is an Austin-based civil engineer and a student of climate science. He is an environmental researcher, trained outreach specialist, a green builder, an environmental filmmaker, and a regular contributor to The Rag Blog on climate change and global warming. Bruce Melton was one of eight Austinites named as a "Hero of Climate Change" by Good Life Magazine. He has been translating and interpreting scholarly science publications for two decades...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Bruce Melton; Climate Change; Environment; Global Warming; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 10-06-2009 / Journalist Larry Ray - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Conversation with Larry Ray, Rag Blog columnist and retired television journalist. Reflections on a life in journalism, including a stint as a television news host in Austin in the 1950’s and as a war correspondent in Vietnam. Produced and hosted by Thorne Dreyer.
Keywords: Larry Ray; Journalism; Vietnam; Austin; The Rag BLog; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer
|Rag Radio 2012-08-10 - Bruce Melton & Roger Baker on Climate Change & the Global 'Tipping Point' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Rag Blog writers Bruce Melton and Roger Baker discuss developments in climate science, including the current record-setting heat wave and drought, in the context of increasing global warming caused by man-made climate change. And they talk about the potential confluence of global crises -- including climate change, peak oil, population growth, and the widespread destruction of ecosystems -- that could lead to major global disasters including famine and hunger wars...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bruce Melton; Roger Baker; Climate Change; Global Warming; Environment; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2012-11-09 - Berlin-Based Activist David MacBryde on Germany & the Eurozone - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Former Austin peace and justice activist David MacBryde -- a Berlin-based correspondent for The Rag Blog -- offers a progressive perspective on developments in Germany and the Eurozone, including the European Occupy Movement and economic justice and environmental activities. MacBryde is a faith and economics-based social activist with roots in the Quaker church. Much of his work in Germany has involved the “Swords to Plowshares” movement, especially in the work of converting military bases t...
Keywords: Rag Radio; David MacBryde; German Politics; Eurozone; Austin History; SDS; Sixties; The Rag; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 05-11-2010 / Novelist Marc Estrin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Marc Estrin about literature, theater, and the movement for peace and justice. Guest: Marc Estrin is a writer and peace activist who lives in Burlington, VT. An award-winning novelist, he is also a theatrical director, a classical musician, and a puppeteer with the famed Bread and Puppet Theater. He is also a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. Producer and host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Marc Estrin; Thorne Dreyer; Literature; Theater; Peace Movement, The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2011-12-30 - Bruce Melton on the Real World Effects of Climate Change - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bruce Melton is a professional engineer, environmental researcher, filmmaker, writer, green builder, and front man for the band, Climate Change. His main mission is filming and reporting on the impacts of climate change happening now. Bruce Melton’s new book is Climate Discovery Chronicles. He is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. This is Bruce Melton’s second visit to Rag Radio. We discuss the current real-world effects of climate change and global warming, including events like the gre...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bruce Melton; Climate Change; Global Warming; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 01-26-2010 / Author and Adventurer Tom Miller - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Tom Miller, author, adventurer, and 60s activist and underground journalist. His writing, much of it about the American Southwest, has appeared in major publications including Smithsonian, The New Yorker, Life, and The New York Times. He has published six books, his latest being "Revenge of the Seguaro." His work has also appeared on The Rag Blog. He lives in Tucson and the University of Arizona Library has acquired his archives and exhibited his papers...
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Tom Miller; Thorne Dreyer; Underground Press; Authors; Adventurers; Yippies; Sixties; Activists; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2011-10-07 - Activist/Journalist Jonah Raskin, Author of 'Marijuanaland' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Jonah Raskin has written about cannabis politics and culture since the 1970s. His latest book is Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War. Set in California's Emerald Triangle during the unsuccessful Prop. 19 campaign to legalize some marijuana possession, the book looks at marijuana-influenced culture, politics, economics, medicine, and law. Raskin has authored 12 books, including biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Jack London, and he created the story and characters for th...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Jonah Raskin; Marijuana, Drug Laws, Authors, Journalists, The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 11-10-2009 / Journalism Professor Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte. A discussion of journalism and journalism education in America. The guest discusses her personal history in journalism, the question of diversity in the news media and gender relations in the educational system. Guest: •Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte – Associate Professor in Journalism, Latin American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the University of Texas-Austin...
Keywords: -Journalism, Education, University of Texas, New Journalism Project, The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 05-25-2010 / Documentary Photographer Alan Pogue - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Conversation with Alan Pogue about photography as journalism and art, Alan's career, the Sixties and social change, and The Rag, Austin's underground newspapers in the 60s-70s. Guest: Alan Pogue, renowned award-winning photojournalist, social activist, and author -- and recent inductee into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. Alan was the staff photographer at The Rag and is a contributor to The Rag Blog...
Keywords: Underground Press; Photography; Alan Pogue; Photojournalism; The Rag; Thorne Dreyer; The Rag Blog; Sixties
|Rag Radio 2012-03-23 - Rag Blog Writers Jay D. Jurie and Roger Baker - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Roger Baker and Jay D. Jurie are regular contributors to the progressive Internet news magazine, The Rag Blog. On the program, they discuss issues related to two recently-published articles. Jurie had reported on the Florida killing of black youth Trayvon Martin by a self-appointed neighborhood vigilante (and the massive public reaction to that killing), and Baker's article discussed the growing impact of high gas prices on average Americans and on the society-at-large...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Roger Baker; Trayvon Martin; High Gas Prices; Vigilante Justice; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 02-16-2010 / Author and 60s Activist Dick Reavis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Dick Reavis, author, educator, journalist, 60s activist. Reavis teaches journalism at North Carolina State University. His latest book is "Catching Out: The Secret Life of Day Laborers." He was active in SDS in the Sixties, has worked for daily papers and magazines, including the Texas Observer and Texas Monthly, where he was a senior editor. He also wrote for Austin's underground paper, The Rag, and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog...
Keywords: Underground Press; Dick Reavis; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists; Sixties; SDS; Activists; Authors; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Branch Davidian
|Rag Radio 11-03-2009 / The Poetry of Mariann Wizard and Larry Piltz - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Mariann Wizard and Larry Piltz -- both regular contributors to The Rag Blog -- read and discuss their poetry as well as their personal histories, how they work, and issues involving poetry and social change. Guests:*Mariann Wizard is a political activist, writer -- she writes scientific reviews of natural medicines -- and widely published poet. Mariann was a founder of The Rag in Austin in 1966 and was active in the 60s New Left...
Keywords: -Mariann Wizard, Larry Piltz, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Poetry, Poets, Writers, Activists, The Rag, The Rag Blog, New Left, Sixties
|Rag Radio 03-30-2010 / Author and former Yippie Jonah Raskin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Jonah Raskin about the California Marijuana Initiative, Sixties activism, and much more. Raskin is an activist and educator, the author of a dozen books, the former Minister of Information for the Yippies and member of SDS, and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. He teaches media law at Sonoma State University in northern California. Also participating: Mariann Wizard. Host and producer: Thorne Dreyer...
Keywords: -Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jonah Raskin, Mariann Wizard, California Marijuana Initiative, Yippies, SDS, Sixties, Activists, Authors, Educators, The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 02-23-2010 / Underground Journalist Jim Retherford - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Conversation with Jim Retherford. Retherford was editor of early 60s underground paper The Spectator in Bloomington, Indiana, and was active with the theatrical protest group, the Yippies. He was ghostwriter for Jerry Rubin's iconic book, "Do It!" Jim has worked in alternative and commercial journalism and graphic design and is active in progressive politics in Austin. He is a contributor to The Rag Blog and a director of the New Journalism Project...
Keywords: -Rag Radio; Jim Retherford; Thorne Dreyer; The Rag Blog; Underground Press; Yippies; Sixties; Activists; Journalists; Jerry Rubin; FBI; COINTELPRO
|Rag Radio 2011-01-28 / TX Observer Editor Bob Moser & Poet-Playwright Gregg Barrios - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bob Moser edits The Texas Observer. A native North Carolinian, he edited the award-winning Independent Weekly before being named a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Bob has been a senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and a senior editor at The Nation. He's the author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority. Texas native Gregg Barrios is a playwright and poet who wrote for the Los Angeles Times, was a book editor at the San Antonio Express-News, an editorial page...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Moser; Gregg Barrios; Texas Observer; Journalists; Poets; Playwrights; The Rag; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2012-04-20 - David P. Hamilton & Philip L. Russell on 2012 Elections in France & Mexico - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
David P. Hamilton and Philip L. Russell are long-time Austin-based writers and activists who have recently written comprehensive analytical articles about the upcoming presidential elections in France and Mexico, respectively, for The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com). They discuss those elections, the issues involved, and the potential political ramifications. They also discuss the recent Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, and especially issues related to the drug war and drug lega...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; David P. Hamilton; Philip L. Russell; France; Mexico; The Rag Blog; World Politics
|Rag Radio 01-12-2010 /Trial Judge, Cherokee Indian and 60s activist Steve Russell - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Steve Russell, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a Texas trial court judge by assignment. He's a retired associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University, and a veteran of 60s activism and a former staffer at Austin's underground paper, The Rag. He is a columnist for Indian Country Today and a contributor to The Rag Blog. We discuss crime and punishment, the status of American Indians, and issues facing progressives today...
Keywords: Steve Russell; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Criminal Justice; Judges; Native Americans; American Indians; Educators; Underground Press; Sixties; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Activists; Austin History
|Rag Radio 2010-10-26 / Writer and Peace Activist Alice Embree - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Alice Embree was a leader in the 60s New Left, working in civil rights and with SDS in Austin where she was a founder of the underground newspaper The Rag. She also worked with underground newpaper RAT in New York. A pioneer of the women's liberation movement, her essay was included in Robin Morgan's classic feminist anthology, "Sisterhood is Powerful." Alice went to Chile with an exchange program, and worked with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), and later was involved with ...
Keywords: The Rag, Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Alice Embree; Feminists; Sixties; Peace Activists; Underground Press; The Rag Blog; Under the Hood; New Left; Austin; SDS; Journalists; CodePink; The Rag
|Rag Radio 2010-12-10 / Journalist and Environmental Activist Harvey Wasserman - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Harvey Wasserman is an activist, author, investigative journalist, editor, talk show host, and educator. He is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth and Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States. He helped break the news stories surrounding the theft of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio. He is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. In 1968 he helped found the legendary anti-war Liberation News Service (LNS)...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Harvey Wasserman; No Nukes; The Rag Blog; Authors; Activists; Journalists; Liberation News Service; Underground Press; Sixties; Alternative Energy
|Rag Radio 2013-07-26 - Central Fla Prof Jay D Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer discusses the Legacy of Trayvon Martin with University of Central Florida public administration professor Jay D. Jurie and Austin-based attorney Gary Bledsoe, president of the NAACP of Texas. Jay D. Jurie, Ph.D., is a resident of Sanford, Florida, site of the Trayvon Martin killing and trial, where he is an associate professor of public administration and urban and regional planning at the University of Central Florida...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Gary Bledsoe; Jay D. Jurie; Trayvon Martin; NAACP; Racism; Stand Your Ground; Racial Profiling; Sanford, FL, The Rag Blog
|People United - September 14, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features writer and veteran activist Tom Hayden on social movements, public opinion, and opposition to the drug war. He spoke at 5604 Manor here in Austin, Texas, on August 25, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Tom Hayden; Carvan for Peace with Justice and Dignity; Javier Sicilia; the drug war; the peace movement; social movements; global justice movement; peace; war; empire; neoliberalism; free trade; fair trade; drugs; regulation; decriminalization; social justice; economic justice; protest; struggle; United States; Mexico; Latin America; casualties; refugees; Harvard University; Students for a Democratic Society; The Nation; The Huffington Post; The Rag Blog; history; current events
|People United - September 14, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features writer and veteran activist Tom Hayden on social movements, public opinion, and opposition to the drug war. He spoke at 5604 Manor in Austin, Texas, on August 25, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Tom Hayden; Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity; Javier Sicilia; the drug war; the peace movement; social movements; global justice movement; education; protest; North American Free Trade Agreement; Central American Free Trade Agreement; Free Trade Agreement of the Americas; neoliberalism; Harvard University; social justice; economic justice; United States; Mexico; Latin America; Students for a Democratic Society; The Nation; The Huffington Post; The Rag Blog; history; current events
|People United - March 2, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features Thorne Dreyer, the editor of _The Rag Blog_ as well as the host of KOOP Radio's own _Rag Radio_, and Alice Embree, a contributing editor to _The Rag Blog_, on the earlier publication they helped found, _The Rag_, an underground newspaper published in Austin, Texas, from 1966 to 1977. They spoke at the Public Affairs Forum at the 1st Unitarian Universalist Church in Austin on February 19, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Thorne Dreyer; Alice Embree; The Rag; Rag Reunion; The Rag Blog; Rag Radio; underground newspaper; underground press; Underground Press Syndicate; alternative newspaper; alternative press; alternative journalism; independent media; mainstream media; The Daily Texan; University of Texas at Austin; John McMillan; Smoking Typewriters; the New Left; counterculture; activism; personal liberation; popular culture; politics; social movements; Civil Rights Movement; anti-war movement; Vietnam War; LGBT; women's rights; women's movement; feminism; sexual liberation; gay rights; LGBT; direct action; participatory democracy; Tom Hayden; Port Huron Statement; Students for a Democratic Society; Movement for a Democratic Society; Mariann Wizard; Alan Pogue; 1960s; Sixties; Lucian Villasenor; Occupy UT; Occupy Austin; Occupy Wall Street; Occupy movement; Public Affairs Forum; 1st Unitarian Universalist Church; Bonny Gardner; Jim Letchworth; race; class; gender; history; current events
|People United 2013 Apr 12 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features archivist John H. Slate on his book Lost Austin, with additional reflections from muralist Raúl Valdez and activist Mariann Wizard. They spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on April 7, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; John H Slate; John Slate; Lost Austin; Austin History Center; Arcadia Publishing; Images of America; archivist; city; Dallas; Texas; University of Texas at Austin; Frank Erwin; radio; television; cable; public access; Austin Community Television; ACTV; Alternative Views; Infosex; sexuality; LGBT; hippies; counterculture; social movements; social justice; underground press; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Rag Radio; gender; class; race; ethnicity; Chicano; Mexican American; African American; black; white; people of color; communities of color; minorities; demographics; segregation; gentrification; real estate; development; developer; Rainey Street; East Austin; Eric Mitchell; Austin City Council; Juarez-Lincoln University; Antioch College; Antioch University; We Will Always Be Here; muralist; murals; Los Elementos; Raúl Valdez; Carlos Lowry; Varsity Theater; Methodist Student Center; Mariann Wizard; civil rights; activist; activism; bars; gay; lesbian; photograph; photography; research; archive; history; current events